Latest sepsis Stories

2010-07-01 16:53:46

New Canadian study suggests commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis A new study from researchers in Ottawa and Toronto suggests that a commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows that these cells can triple survival rates in an experimental model of...

2010-07-01 16:20:12

Mild hypothermia can reduce the effects of sepsis on oxygen transport around the body and could be used to treat patients in hospital Inducing mild hypothermia is easy to implement in clinical practice and may be a valuable tool in the treatment of human sepsis patients, say researchers at the University of Brest, France. Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection and will often result in septic shock, which is the biggest cause of death in intensive care units. New research shows that...

2010-06-23 13:30:11

A greater frequency of severe sepsis among black patients is attributable to higher rates of infection and higher risks of organ dysfunction than what white patients experience, according to a study in the June 23/30 issue of JAMA. Severe sepsis, defined as infection complicated by acute organ dysfunction, affects more than 750,000 U.S. residents each year, with a hospital mortality of 28 percent, and occurs more frequently and leads to more deaths in black patients than in white patients....

2010-05-02 08:53:35

The hormone leptin, typically associated with body weight regulation, works within the central nervous system (CNS) to aid the immune system's defense against sepsis, researchers say. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition in which the entire body is overwhelmed by infection. A study led by Matthias Tschöp, MD, of UC's Metabolic Diseases Institute, and Charles Caldwell, PhD, of UC's surgery department, is the first to describe leptin's role in the control of immune response via...

2010-04-28 14:15:00

New study reinforces urgent need for life-saving vaccines in Africa A new study released this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases finds that African children who contract pneumococcus "“ a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis "“ are 36 times as likely to have sickle-cell disease, a blood disorder prevalent in African children that increases the risk for infectious diseases and early death. The study underscores the critical need for use of...

2010-04-05 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today announced its second ILluminations webinar, to be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET). This web-based, Continuing Education seminar will feature Anthony E. Napolitano, M.D., presenting "Whole Blood Bilirubin Screening at the POC Improves Neonatal Outcomes and Workflow Efficiency." This webinar will focus on the essential components for successful implementation and management...

2010-03-31 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A novel diagnostic test to rapidly detect neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an early biomarker that identifies patients at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), has been accepted for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration. If approved, this would be the first test available for use in the United States for the detection of NGAL. "With the help of a new diagnostic test that can aid in detecting NGAL,...

2010-03-25 18:41:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that the Phase III ACCESS (A Controlled Comparison of Eritoran and Placebo in Patients with Severe Sepsis) trial of the investigational compound eritoran (E5564) will continue enrolling to the preset goal of 2,000 patients. As part of a planned interim analysis, an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has evaluated efficacy and safety data on the first 1,500 subjects to complete the 28-day follow-up in the...

2010-03-18 10:16:18

Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives. In a study published March 17 in Science Translational Medicine, researchers led by U of U cardiologist Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and director...

2010-03-10 12:00:00

TORONTO, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a company developing products for the treatment of sepsis, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Giese, President, CEO and Director of BioMS Medical and Mr. Laine Woollard, QC, Senior Legal Counsel of TEC Edmonton, to the Company's Board of Directors. "Mr. Giese and Mr. Woollard will be valuable additions to the Board, bringing significant business experience," said Dr. Paul Walker, President and CEO of...

Latest sepsis Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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